John Clute and the SF-Encyclopedia – Film from the Culture evening at the Bookshop

A VERY interesting talk with the recent Hugo winner. An agile mind in that fellow... And we're greatly honoured again to be sponsoring www.kontrast2012.se - don't miss it!

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Gud har annat för sig- Film from the Culture evening at the bookshop

We're so proud to be sponsoring this production and they had a great time telling people about it at the shop!

See the program for the show at Regina theater in Uppsala

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Illyria (or: why Elizabeth Hand rocks, part 97)

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Elizabeth Hand, IllyriaThere is a Morrissey song echoing at the back of my mind as I sit down and attempt to write something about Elizabeth Hand’s World Fantasy Award winner Illyria. “And I just can’t explain it, so I won’t even try t

Fantastic programme for Kulturnatten 2012 at The Uppsala English Bookshop

The Uppsala Culture Night 2012 (Kulturnatten Uppsala) will take place on September 8. We have a fantastic programme!

Don't miss out on visiting the bookshop during this tremendous day; we are bringing in authors from the far reaches of the world. This is a unique opportunity to take part of otherwise unseen international literary excellence. We are also proud to be previewing two of this autumn's biggest cultural events in Uppsala: Teater C and Kontrast!

The Uninvited Guests

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This is an unususal and quite pleasant combination of a psychological chamber-drama, a ghost story and an Edwardian love story. Sometimes one is blown away by the lovely descriptions of clothes and old buildings and family history, and then suddenly the suspense creeps up and is quite breath-taking. A lovely, cosy book - with that extra twist - for dark autumn nights.

Beautiful Ruins

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Another wonderful book by Jess Walter! Like no other author Jess Walter can describe normal, middle-aged people who have somehow let their lives slipped by and still make it an extraordiary reading experice. Beautiful Ruins is just such a book. Through several parallell stories we get to know people, their past and present, what they wish their lives to be, and what they have actually become. This really shouldn't make for a good reading, but it does, and even thinking back on the book now, it gives me a warm, glowing feeling of happiness with my own, very ordinary, middle-aged life. Though everything is not perfect, there are certainly some things that are very good! Heartily recommended!

News for August!

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’Summer’ is over and we’re moving into the next reading period; where reading has to compete with school and work. But there are plenty of good books to choose from. And work/school will be the better for it.

Books of the month for August. Our picks!

El Gavilan

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I love small publishers; you can find some true gems on their lists; a voice you would never have heard otherwise. El Gavilan is a bleak crime novel set in Ohio with the topic being latino immigration and racism  - both personal and institutional. It is gripping and well written and makes you think. What more can you ask? I'm not entirely certain I like how the book pans out but at the same time I'm not sure I was supposed to! Recommended!

Books of the Month – April 2021

Kirstin Innes
Scabby Queen
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Ivy Compton-Burnett
A House and Its Head
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Poppy Alexander
The Littlest Library
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Souvankham Thammavongsa
How to Pronounce Knife
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

William Shaw
Salt Lane
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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S. A. Cosby
Blacktop Wasteland
Paperback

Noir of the month

Ursula K. Le Guin
The Word for World is Forest
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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C. L. Polk
The Midnight Bargain
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Gareth Hanrahan
The Gutter Prayer
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Phil Stamper
As Far as You’ll Take Me
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Patrick Freyne
OK, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – March 2021

Kiley Reid
Such a Fun Age
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Nella Larsen
Quicksand & Passing
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Anna Bell
The Man I Didn’t Marry
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Rion Amilcar Scott
The World Doesn’t Require You
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Caroline Dunford
A Death at the Hospital
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Stephen King
Later
Paperback

Noir of the month

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Sarah Pinsker
A Song for a New Day
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Melissa Albert
Tales From the Hinterland
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Hannah Mathewson
Witherward
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Namina Namina
The Gilded Ones
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Sophy Roberts
The Lost Pianos of Siberia
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – February 2021

Clare Beams
The Illness Lesson
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Janet Frame
Owls Do Cry
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Miranda Dickinson
Our Story
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Naomi Ishiguro
Escape Routes
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Charlie Hodges
Vanishing Act
Paperback

Mystery of the month

John Straley
The Big Both Ways
Paperback

Noir of the month

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Chana Porter
The Seep
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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M.A. Carrick
The Mask of Mirrors
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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D.J. Butler
The Cunning Man
Paperback

D.J. Butler & Aaron Michael Ritchley

Urban Fantasy of the month

Wibke Brueggemann
Love is for Losers
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

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